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The Amazing Skincare Wonders of Grapeseed Oil
Guess what? Grapeseed oil is the latest essential oil in the skincare family making waves. Watch out rosehip and tea tree, there’s a new product in town.
Extracted from (you guessed it) wine grape seeds, grapeseed is lightweight and non-comedogenic. It’s a Godsend for people with sensitive skin types. If you’re acne-prone or dealing with an unwanted plethora of skincare concerns, here’s everything you need to know about your soon-to-be new favourite natural skincare product.
What is Grapeseed Oil?
It is a byproduct of winemaking, cold-pressed to serve cosmetic purposes. Because cold-pressed oils aren’t heated, distilled, or processed, they can retain more significant active potential. As such, they keep their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties intact.
Rich in omega fatty acids and vitamin E, it’s no wonder this essential oil is becoming a hard-to-beat contender within the beauty industry.
The Benefits of Grapeseed Oil
Thanks to its combination of lush, soothing ingredients, grapeseed oil is perfect for:
· Managing Acne
Chock-full of linoleic acid and omega-6, grapeseed oil unclogs the pores and thinning sticky sebum, allowing acne-prone skin to breathe. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial qualities make it an excellent safeguard against breakouts and acne scarring.
Use grapeseed oil as a carrier oil for tea tree (another key player in fighting cystic or seasonal breakouts).
· Protecting Against Free Radicals
Look deep into the atomic structure of grapeseed oil, and you’ll find vitamins C and E and proanthocyanidin. These can battle UV-induced free radical damage on the skin.
Thanks to its ability to undo skin pollution, grapeseed lovers end up with smooth and firm skin—plus added protection against skin cancer.
· Moisturizing and Balancing the Skin
Fatty acids reduce transepidermal water loss, a process by which the skin loses moisture due to evaporation. This reduction fortifies the skin barrier while the vitamin E in your grapeseed butter balm is off replenishing lipids.
Oily skin? don’t worry—the moisture boost helps slow the oil production. So your skin never overdoes it when it’s too dry!
· Reducing Inflammation
The skin’s top and middle layers are most prone to inflammation, something linoleic acid is a pro at eliminating. Phytosterols in grapeseed help control the skin’s inflammatory response, making it a handy ingredient for those who suffer from eczema and rosacea.
For moms with toddlers, a little rub of Bum Balm with grapeseed oil on their backside will calm that persistent diaper rash!
· Minimizing Lines and Wrinkles
Step aside fatty acids, Polyphenols are taking the lead on this one. Reverse the effects of premature ageing with these micronutrients that combat sun spots, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Its natural astringent properties also tighten and firm the skin, so it’s almost like ageing backwards!
If you’ve got dry and acne-prone skin, give grapeseed oil a try! Hailed by board-certified dermatologists, a little bit of grapeseed in your routine can make all the difference in combating stubborn spots.
At Lowen’s, we love grapeseed, and ensure that you can get your hands—and skin—on natural, vegan skincare products. Our main motivation? they are full of this beneficial ingredient! All our goodies are sensibly sourced and cruelty-free. They are perfect for beauty and nature enthusiasts!